Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust

Croft Castle and Parkland - National Trust
Croft
Leominster
Herefordshire
HR6 9PW
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle

E-mail

croftcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01568 780246

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
The East, or Entrance, front of Croft Castle, Herefordshire

Home of the Croft family for nearly 1,000 years Croft Castle, a place of power, politics and pleasure, nestles in peaceful Herefordshire countryside at the heart of a 607-hectare (1,500-acre) estate of woodlands, farm and parkland. Explore the miles of woodland trails, learn about the family who have made Croft so special. See the fine Georgian interiors and family portraits. Relax in the walled garden. Stroll through the woods to the Iron Age hill fort at Croft Ambrey. Croft has more than 300 veteran trees. Enjoy the 'atmosphere rooms', including the 18th-century Saloon. Note: parts of the property may close in high winds.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Whole Property
Adult: £8.50
Child: £4.25
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £12.75
Family: £19.50
Group adult: £7.20
Group child: £3.50

Garden and parkland only
Adult: £4.90
Child: £2.45
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £7.00
Family: £10.80
Group adult: £4.00
Group child: £2.00

Winter garden and parkland
Adult: £2.00
Child: £1.00
Family (1 adult, 1 child): £3.50
Family: £5.00

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Poppy

Wartime At Croft

  • 11 — 12 October 2014 10am-5pm

What happened to them and the castle during this time. What was life like on the home front and hear the stories of Horses at War. Talks, tours, clothing, memorabilia, displays and documents from a tragic but not forgotten era.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free event. Admission costs Adult: £8.50. Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/

photograph of mushrooms

Fungi Forays

  • 12 October 2014 10am-12pm, 2-4pm
  • 15 October 2014 2-4pm

Learn about identifying species, best places to spot them, edible and poisonous varieties.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Trees

Ancient Tree Walk

  • 17 October 2014 2-4pm

Learn about why these trees were planted, some of the history surrounding them and how we manage the trees on the 1500 acres of parkland.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per adult. Booking essential.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

photograph of poppies

Wartime Croft - The Soldier's Billet

  • 18 — 19 October 2014 10am-5pm

Two-man camp depicting life as a soldier in the regular army with kit and uniform display and talks, weaponry talks and demonstrations and you can find out what life might have been like as a soldier in 1914.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £9.50, Child: £4.75.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of saplings

Tree Planting Party

  • 9 November 2014 9am-1pm

Get involved with our wood pasture restoration work and remember local casualties of the First World War. Ticket includes a light lunch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10.00 per person, plus admissions fees. Adult: £8.50. Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of pine cone and holly

Wreath Making

  • 10 — 11 December 2014 11am-3pm

Join our gardener for a hands on workshop to make your own fresh, foliage wreath ready to take home for displaying. All materials are provided and ticket includes lunch.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£25.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

photograph of the british army football team

Wartime Football

  • 20 — 21 December 2014 11am-4pm

Join us on the 20 and 21 December at Croft for a commemorative football match. We will be marking the Christmas truce that took place in no man's land at Christmas in 1914.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply: Adult: £8.50. Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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